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Sri Lankan-Canadian PhD student wins Dance Your Ph.D.

Exclusive interview with Pramodh Senarath Yapa



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It takes two to tango, but nothing gets shy electrons to perk up like Swing dancing. It took six weeks of choreographing and songwriting for 27-year-old Pramodh Senarath Yapa to translate his jargon-ridden master's thesis, titled 'Non-Local Electrodynamics of Superconducting Wires: Implications for Flux Noise and Inductance' to 'Superconductivity: The Musical!', a 11-minute self-explanatory video that scooped the 2018 'Dance Your Ph.D.' contest.

Sri Lankan-Canadian Ph.D. student in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at University of Alberta, Canada, Senarath Yapa takes home $1000 as prize money, some of which he hopes to distribute among those who helped to make the video. "I better also buy a laptop if I want to continue my research and, of course, make videos," says Senarath Yapa, who admits that his laptop is literally falling apart.

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